This profile is based on interviews with those working in the field across Canada and confirmed by consulting with industry experts across the country.
This profile includes Light Duty Cleaners, Specialized Cleaners and Janitors, Caretakers and Building Superintendents.
Light duty cleaners clean
They are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, recreational facilities, hospitals and other institutions, building management companies, cleaning service companies and private individuals.
Specialized cleaners use specific equipment and skills to clean and restore
They are employed by specialized cleaning service companies or they may be self-employed.
Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain
They are employed by
Building superintendents employed in large buildings take care of the running of the building and may also supervise other workers.
Cleaners must be able to
The cleaners interviewed felt that cleaners should
More training may be needed to because of more advanced cleaning equipment and chemicals.
Some specialized cleaners may need to be certified to prove they have the skills needed.
Customer service is becoming more important because of competition from other cleaners. This will increase the need for better communication and teamwork.